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Exclusive: Central Salford’s work will continue says Goodey

Axe fell quickly but URC is debt free

Published on February 22nd 2011.


Exclusive: Central Salford’s work will continue says Goodey

Felicity Goodey, chair of Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company (URC), claims the work it was carrying out in the city will go ahead, despite the collapse of the company.

Goodey also told Confidential that the company was being wound up as solvent and did not have any debts. It will continue to trade until the end of next March. The 20 staff working for the company are currently in consultation over their jobs.

“The decision to wind up was taken at the end of last week and it was not an easy decision,” she said. “It all happened rather quickly. But the problem is we are a private limited company and we have to generate revenue.“The funding for the projects we have on the board is in place and they will continue to go ahead. That money will not be lost.

“If we had more time, we might have been able to restructure the company but the work we do will carry on, because that’s what we do.

“We’re fully funded until March so we have a bit of time to look at our options. But I’m extremely bullish. I’m a great believer that out of problems come opportunities. It makes you think differently and more innovatively.”

Goodey said Salford was ‘full of opportunities’ and should hold plenty of appeal to investors. She also hoped the combined powers of the ten Greater Manchester councils would help propel the city into the spotlight.

“Chapel Street is well underway and Irwell River Park is looking good,” she said. “Bruntwood are on site at Riverside.“There is investment interest in the area and of course Salford is part of the Greater Manchester and regional offering through the new combined authority powers we have here. Salford City Council is clear, and so are we, that we all must work together with that critical mass. That will allow us to be productive.”

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AnonymousNovember 18th 2010.

What a load of flannel from Goodey.

Salford is in dire straits. The only economic boost it has had recently is the politically motivated shift of some BBC public sector jobs from London. That's hardly a triumph for enterprise and business.

URCs are a legacy of New Labours attempt to micro-manage the country to economic prosperity by employing tens of thousands of publically employed facilitators, policy makers and consultants to advise and help new businesses - most of whom had never run any business in their life.

Brian CNovember 18th 2010.

'anonymous. Whilst in general agreement with you regarding URCs, your first paragraph is a bit strange. I read this three times now and nowhere can I see Ms Goodey herself claiming 'a triumph for enterprise and business'. In fact she was very honest and upbeat which is a rare quality and much needed in City reps. Also there is plenty of opportunity in Salford but what is missing is opportunity for the ordinary man on the street that can give him a sense of security and hope. Salford urgently needs investment that will create mass employment from within its existing population,so the service ind, media and property investments in the city should be in the queue behind that. And another thing. ...

D KesslerNovember 22nd 2010.

I'll say it now and I've said this before: BBC@MediaCity will work, even and especially for ancillary businesses. Where will everyone live (if taking permanent residency)?..........Chorlton!

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